Minnie P Meno Cake

Some wise, older ladies of Minnie’s acquaintance shared a recipe for 2 cakes with her.  “It helped with my hot flushes,” one said.  The other, “It made me feel I was doing something for myself”.  However you introduce this cake to yourself, it is intended to be eaten with appreciation for one’s self in the company of like-minded individuals. A slice a day should spread some Meno magic…

Ingredients:

100g soya flour

100g wholewheat flour

100g porridge oats

100g linseeds, 50g sunflower seeds, 50g pumpkin seeds, 50g sesame seeds, 50g flaked almonds, 200g raisins,  2 pieces stem ginger (finely chopped)

3 / 4 litre soya milk (approximately three-quarters)

1 tbs malt extract, 1 / 2 tsp nutmeg (half), 1 / 2 tsp cinnamon (half), 1 / 2 tsp ground ginger (half)

Steps:

  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

2. Add soya milk and malt extract.

3. Mix again and leave to soak for 30 minutes. (If mixture is too dry, add more soya milk).

4. Spoon mixture into a loaf tin lined with grease proof paper and oil.

5. Bake in oven gas Mark 5 or 190 C for 75 minutes, or until cooked (test with fork).

6. Turn out and leave to cool.

7. Serve with butter or spread.

If you find more delicious variations, please share…

 

 

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Mini Minnie

The only time Minnie did end up with a mini Minnie alongside her was through well-meaning “tosh talk”.

An old school friend had died in a car crash.  She happened to resemble  her.  At a couple of different alternative healing events, psychics “saw” her next to Minnie.   They tilted their heads to one side, lowered their voices and softly enquired, “Did you lose a child?”  They described the image.   Each time Minnie kept quiet, knowing she had not miscarried but wondering if guardian angels did exist.  If they did, she did not mind the idea of Rosa accompanying her on her life journey.  Rosa had been a party girl during her short life and Minnie had loved her untamed soul.

Minnie could not imagine how it felt to lose a child.   She had always felt for parents who had.   Grief was a many-headed monster who developed a dragon’s tail lashing here and there when it came to a lost child.

Minnie mourned for what might have been but never was.image